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Melissa Kate Project at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are very excited to welcome performer and jazz vocalist Melissa Kate for her first appearance at Jazz at Chnadlerville.  One of the region’s top sultry cabaret jazz and blues singers in the region to have performed with a variety of bands.

Melissa Kate is a trained Actress, Dancer, Writer, Voiceover Artist, and Singer.  The Troy, NY native knows how to command a stage! She uses the power of song to draw you into a conversation. Her command of the story of the song transcends the genre. She is skilled in jazz, singing for over 15 years with the George Scott Big Band, Taylor Made Jazz, and with a number of jazz groups across New York State. Her powerful voice also makes her natural in blues and R&B. Her tribute show to Teena Marie demonstrates her soulful approach to singing.

Audiences say:

“It felt like you were singing just for me.” -Jim Crampton

“I was having a tough week and your show helped me escape for a few hours, it was just what I needed.”  -Melody Graczyk

She’s charming, compelling. And, can she sing. Just when you think you’ve got her pegged as a light, breezy jazz vocalist, she pulls out a deep grinding blues, followed by an Aretha Franklin R&B, then a ballad that makes your heart fall in love—and if you’re not moved yet, she steps right into the audience and boogies along with you to some of the catchiest pop tunes. 

​“I will use every part of my craft to reach you, to draw you in. I will entertain, I will make you laugh, or cry. I’ll wow you with vocal power, pull you into the song’s story. I’ll tease you, dance with you—somehow, I will reach you.” She makes full use of her band—letting each musician share the spotlight. “This is about the audience,” she says. “They want not only a magnificent singer, and tremendous musicians, which we provide—they want to have an experience. I want to reach each person in that audience, in one way or another. If it’s a drum solo or a tear-jerking love song, I want to reach them and satisfy their musical craving.” 

Melissa Kate speaks out in support of Music Education in Schools – Buffalo  Rising

The Melissa Kate Project started in 2006 with the release of the album “Blind Faith.” The band, featuring a multitude of Buffalo, NY’s finest musicians, is known for its high-quality music and memorable audience interaction. The Melissa Kate Project released the “Kissed by Kate” album and a DVD of the album’s music.  The band is working on a new jazz and original album in 2021.  Musicians for the Melissa Kate Project often include, Tim Webb, Paul Yates, and Van Taylor.


Thursday, August 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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